Friday, October 21, 2011


Yesterday my son's school held a jog-a-thon as the school's fundraiser for the year.  We are really lucky that this is the only fundraiser that the school has to do - the community support is great, and the donations that are raised are enough for the year.  This year as a special treat they had Blaze, the Portland Trail Blazer's mascot, come out and run a little bit with the kids.  We are huge Blazer fans in our household, so Owen got all decked out in his Blazer gear in anticipation of the day:

Head to toe Blazers
 Each class ran for around 30 minutes, and Owen ran 2.6 miles in that time!  Woot!  He did great!  Every time I saw him he was running - I was so proud of him.  He ran 13 laps (on this track 5 laps is a mile) and he really seemed to enjoy himself too, which is the most important thing.

It was a great day and the kids were super excited to meet Blaze:

and do a little running with him:

I especially love that the fundraiser was fitness related and didn't involve selling candy or other treats that aren't necessarily healthy.  It was a great way to promote physical activity AND raise money for our school. 


amd said...

Go Owen! Just keep running!

Julie D. said...

so fun!! nice job, Owen! We are big blazer fans too. Go Blazers!

jillconyers said...

What a fun idea for a fundraiser! Congrats to your son for a job well done.

I'm a new follower. Looking forward to seeing your link up for Fitness Friday :)

Amanda@runninghood said...

I love the jogathons! So much better to fundraise like this than selling cookie dough or wrapping paper! :)

Teamarcia said...

Yes! My thoughts exactly--how great the fundraiser is fitness related. Our school did have a 5k dash for the first time this year but I still wish they'd can the candy, cookie dough and wrapping paper sales already.
Cute pic!

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